David and I watched this last weekend and it is simply amazing and must be watched by anyone who is a fan of Clark Gregg or Hayley Atwell. Clark Gregg kills it doing Brittany Spears, Toxic, which will forever be known as the song at the end of the world because of Doctor Who. Then there is Hayley Atwell doing an amazing Lady Gaga.
If you are a parent or you plan to be one, you’re gonna need a gaming console unless you absolutely can’t afford it. Sooner than you think.
Gaming has been a pervasive part of the culture for so long, it’s not unheard-of to meet a 50-something gamer. Half of hardcore gamers or former gamers are women. So there’s a good chance that once your kid starts school, he or she will have at least one friend who’s not only REALLY into gaming, but has a parent or grandparent who actively encourages the interest and is willing to share tricks.
The old stereotype of the gamer as a disaffected white teenage boy using the games as an escape from society hasn’t held for at least 15 years, if there was ever any truth to it at all.
An old, old line by internet standards. The “serious intellectuals” were calling bloggers basement-dwelling cheeto-eaters when the blogosphere first became a thing.
Lots of successful, well-adjusted people of all backgrounds are gamers. It’s a legitimate, mainstream social activity.
Posted in Music, Video Games
Tagged family, Games, Gaming, Geek, geeks, Halo, Halo Reach, kids, parenting, pop culture, society, videos
I have loved Melissa McCarthy ever since I watched her as Sookie in Gilmore Girls. I have heard of people saying that she is type cast, but I have enjoyed her in everything she has been in and if you have not watched Spy yet I highly recommend it. Until then here is Melissa McCarthy on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon competing in a Lip Sync Battle.
It’s been a while, but for a time I was blogging music on Sourcerer. Maybe my most successful post – in part because it was open to so many suggestions and wasn’t focused on one artist – was about vocal duos in bands. It’s great and all when there’s just one person singing, but I really like it when you can get two people going, either separately on different songs, or together on one.
In that post I point back to the Raconteurs as the first time I was really noticing and liking this, but afterwards I’ve realized I completely missed the mark there – it would be Fleetwood Mac, a band I grew up listening to with my family and on my own. So I’ve been listening to music like this for a long time…
Between writing that post, and getting Apple Music, I didn’t pick up too much new music – so it’s been an explosion of me finding and obsessing over new bands, and new material from bands I had one album for, ever since! And my jumping-off point has been this post, the idea of these sorts of bands. Several came up in that other post or in its comments, but let’s explore!
Oh and I should note here… I haven’t really watched these music videos, so hopefully they’re not too weird?
Posted in Lists, Music
Tagged Apple Music, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Metric, music videos, Nothing but Thieves, Pandora, Recommendations, Silversun Pickups, Sourcerer, The Civil Wars, The XX